Reason for the project: Reinforce and modernize libraries and improve the level of competencies and skills of library staff in HEIs in Western Balkan countries. The level of competencies and skills of library staff is not of a high standard in the target PCs. Library staff need to be trained in modern library standards & practices. The main challenge they face is to transform themselves into modern electronic libraries through fostering deeper involvement of library staff in scientific research. A more proactive role for libraries in teaching and learning is needed. Libraries must be promoted as important Centres of information literacy and lifelong learning accessible to all learners to aid development of their critical thinking skills.
LNSS will modernize HEIs in PCs through improving the performance, relevance and accessibility of libraries. LNSS will address key challenges concerning quality facing PC Libraries & the lack of modern library standards and practices. LNSS will improve the level of competencies and skills of library staff in HE through the LNSS Curricula and Training programmes- enhancing the management, profile & quality of libraries contributing positively to teaching and learning in PCs.